HR Green’s Ken Demlow Appointed to APWA Right-of-Way Management Subcommittee
HR Green is proud to announce that Ken Demlow, Project Manager, Fiber and Broadband Services, has been appointed as a standing member of the National American Public Works Association (APWA) Right-of-Way Committee.
As part of the APWA Utilities and Public Rights-of-Way Committee (UPROW), the Right-of-Way Management Subcommittee’s mission is to provide a forum that represents the interest of local governments and utilities, while facilitating the transfer of knowledge, information and best practices with respect to management of the public rights-of-way.
“I am extremely honored to be a part of this APWA Subcommittee,” said Ken Demlow. “I’m looking forward to assisting with the development of guidance to help cities address the growing wave of fiber and 5G/Small cell location requests,” said Demlow.
In addition to his interest in 5G deployment, Ken is nationally known for his industry knowledge on Smart Meters and Smart Grid. In his role at HR Green, he works directly with clients to assess their current fiber and broadband circumstances, develops a vision and strategy, and assesses financial costs and feasibility.
“Ken’s experience with telecommunications, utilities, fiber constriction, and smart technologies should allow him to contribute in a meaningful way to this APWA committee,” said Edward Barrett, Practice Leader – Fiber & Broadband Services. “We believe Ken will help them with the challenges of 5G deployment and the new FCC Small Cell Preemption Order.”
The UPROW Committee provides education and information raising awareness about utility-related issues and promoting the best use of the public rights-of-way. Committee members actively identify new resources, state-of-the-art technology, and innovative approaches to assist managers, users, contractors, and elected officials in the ongoing formulation of public policy and local and state ordinances, as well as identifying best practices for the management of public rights-of-way.